Johnson Kingston

In their presentation, they will talk about their design approach to user experience and the interplay between technology and design, as well as giving an insight into some of the projects they have realized.

Since completing their studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and a joint studio scholarship in New York, Ivan Weiss and Michael Kryenbühl have been working as freelance graphic designers under the name Johnson / Kingston in Lucerne and Bern. They explore experimental forms of design in commissioned work, independent projects and in their teaching activities. Their projects often operate at the interface between design and technology, focusing on the repurposing and productive exploration of new tools and their influence on the design process and the end product. From 2017 to 2023, they were full professors at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in the field of communication design - design of digital and networked media. Today they teach at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, among others.

Friction Addiction – Against Digital Perfection

March 13th

Opening & Ceremony

Restaurant Lagerhaus,
Saal 1. Stock,
Davidstrasse 42, St.Gallen

18:00Opening doors
18:30Start Opening Event
Opening speechSamuel Zuberbühler, Standortförderung St.Gallen, Host City
SpeechRoger Dudler, Frontify, Founder & CEO
SpeechBeat Kneubühler, dpsuisse, Präsident
CeremonyIMDAward 2024

March 15th


Demutstrasse 115, St.Gallen

09:00Door Opening

09:30Opening Congress: Daniel Kehl

10:05 – 10:25Johnson Kingston
10:25 – 10:45DIA Studio
10:45 – 11:05Function Store

Coffee Break

11:35 – 11:55Mélanie Courtinat
11:55 – 12:15Shortnotice Studio

Lunch Break

13:35 – 13:55onformative
13:55 – 14:15Tashina Maria
14:15 – 14:35ALANKO+NUOTIO

Coffee Break

15:05 – 15:25Simon Kringel
15:25 – 15:45Rose Pilkington

ModerationMarlene Wenger